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16 Nov, 2011, 12:00 ET Homicides Fall to Lowest Rate in Four Decades

The nation's homicide rate fell to 4.8 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2010, its lowest level in four decades, the Bureau of Justice...


13 Oct, 2011, 10:00 ET BJS Releases Crime Against People With Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables

******Publication Advisory****** The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Crime Against People with Disabilities,...


05 Oct, 2011, 10:00 ET Contacts Between Police and the Public Declined from 2002 to 2008

Police used or threatened to use force in less than two percent of contacts An estimated 40 million U.S. residents age 16 or older, or about 17...


04 Oct, 2011, 13:15 ET BJS Releases Appeals of Civil Trials Concluded in 2005

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Appeals of Civil Trials Concluded in 2005, which presents information on...


22 Sep, 2011, 10:00 ET Murder Arrest Rate Dropped 54 Percent Between 1980 and 2009

New interactive data tool allows users to analyze 30-year arrest trends The U.S. murder arrest rate dropped more than 50 percent over a 30-year...


25 Aug, 2011, 11:11 ET Bureau of Justice Statistics Director to Talk Crime in America on C-Span's "Washington Journal," Friday, August 26

******MEDIA ADVISORY****** The following is being released today by Bureau of Justice Statistics: What: James P. Lynch, Director, Bureau of...


24 May, 2011, 09:00 ET BJS Releases PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011 today....


28 Apr, 2011, 10:00 ET Most Suspected Incidents of Human Trafficking Involved Allegations of Prostitution of an Adult or Child

More than 2,500 incidents of human trafficking investigated between January 2008 and June 2010 Most suspected incidents of human trafficking...


14 Apr, 2011, 09:00 ET Publication Advisory: BJS Releases Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010. This...


29 Mar, 2011, 10:00 ET Homicide and Nonfatal Violent Crimes in the Workplace Declined

Law enforcement officers, security guards and bartenders had highest rates of workplace violence More than 572,000 nonfatal violent...


24 Mar, 2011, 09:00 ET Publication Advisory: BJS Releases Punitive Damage Awards in State Courts, 2005

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Punitive Damage Awards in State Courts, 2005. The report presents findings...


24 Feb, 2011, 10:00 ET Inmate Population in Indian Country Jails Increased 1.9 Percent in 2009

Nationwide American Indians and Alaska Natives in prison or jail or under community supervision increased 5.6 percent in 2009 The inmate...


03 Feb, 2011, 10:29 ET New Data Analysis Tool Allows Users to Explore Recidivism Patterns of Released Prisoners

Today the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics released the first in a series of data analysis tools that will allow the public to...


21 Dec, 2010, 10:00 ET U.S. Correctional Population in 2009 Declined for First Time Since 1980

Probation and parole populations declined; Prison population grew at slowest rate in current decade The number of adults under correctional...


09 Dec, 2010, 10:00 ET People With Disabilities Experienced Violent Crime at Twice the Rate of People Without Disabilities in 2008

Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability in 2008,...


02 Dec, 2010, 16:29 ET Justice Department Agencies Launch New Tool to Ease Crime Data Analysis

The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI recently launched an online data tool www.ucrdatatool.gov to make it easier...


21 Jan, 2007, 00:00 ET Death Rates Lower in State Prisons Than in the General Population

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's state prison officials reported that 12,129 inmates died while in custody from 2001...